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Physician

A medical doctor, especially one who has general skill and is mot a surgeon

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Locum

A doctor who does the job of another doctor who is ill or on holiday

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Acute condition

One that can be cured through treatment

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Chronic

Continuing for a long time

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Organ

Part of the body

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Ophthalmologist

Eyes specialist

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Cardiologist

Heart specialist

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Psychiatrist

The mind specialist

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Dermatologist

Skin specialist

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Gynecologist

Women specialist

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Pediatrician

Children specialist

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Anesthetist

A doctor who gives anesthetic to people in hospital

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Complementary medicine

Approaches that differ from conventional western approaches

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Acupuncturist

People who treat patients by using needles at special points around the skin

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Chiropractor

People who treat patients by pressing joints in places where two joints are connected

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Homeopathic doctors

Doctors who use tiny amounts of natural substances to treat an illness

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Aromatherapists

Therapists who use aromatic oil and massage

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Healthcare

General expression for all of the services offered by hospitals, clinics, dentists, opticians, etc

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National insurance

Tax paid by most working adults which covers the costs of healthcare for everyone

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National health service

British name for the service that covers hospitals, clinics, dentists, etc

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GP

General practitioner, doctor who looks after people's general health

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Surgery

Small center offering primary care, run by a single GP or a group of GPs (surgery can of course also mean the branch of medicine that involves carrying out operations

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Clinic

Center which specializes in treating a particular condition or group of conditions

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Prescription charge

Charge for the medication the doctor prescribes, which you pay at a pharmacy

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Go private

Choose private healthcare